Witness sought following attempted abduction
"Witness sought following attempted abduction"
Christchurch Police are appealing for a witness to come forward following an attempted abduction in Ilam last week.
At around 5.50am on Friday 21 September, a man tried to abduct a woman jogger at the entrance to Ray Blank Park on Maidstone Road, Ilam.
The woman fought off the man, and a member of the public driving past stopped to help her.
The person who stopped to help then followed the man to a street nearby.
Police went to the address and located the man.
The 27-year-old was arrested, and has been charged with abduction and assault with intent to injure.
He has been remanded in custody and will appear in court on 4 October.
Police are still keen to speak with the person who stopped to assist in this incident.
Anyone can get in touch by calling Christchurch Police on (03) 363 7400.